Our Partners Working in Funding

Belknap Economic Development CouncilCapital Regional Development CouncilCostal Economic Development CorporationCommunity Development Finance AuthorityCommunity MattersCoos Economic Development CorporationFair Food NetworkGrafton Regional Development CorporationLand and Community Heritage Investment ProgramManchester Development CorporationMount Washington Valley Economic CouncilNew England Grassroots Environment FundNH Charitable FoundationNH Community Loan FundNH Department of Agriculture, Markets and FoodNH Department of Environmental ServicesNH Economic DevelopmentNorthern Community Investment CorporationRegional Economic Development Center of Southern New HampshireRussell Farm and Forest Conservation FoundationStrafford Economic Development Corporation of New HampshireUSDA Natural Resources Conservation ServiceUSDA Rural Development

 

Local Grant Resources

  1. Agricultural Mini-Grant Program (NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food)- Matching funds are offered for projects promoting New Hampshire Agriculture (up to $1,000/grant, closed for 2019)
  2. Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (NH Department of Agriculture, Markets & Food)- For projects benefitting fruit, vegetable, herb, honey, maple, floriculture, nursery, and Christmas tree crops (total of $272,000 available, due May 1, 2019)
  3. Agricultural/Natural Resources Promotion Grant (The Champions of New Hampshire Farms) -  to provide funds to organizations to allow them to do some extra efforts to promote agriculture/natural resources and their missions to the public. (Up to $5,000/grant, due May 3, 2019)

 Regional Grant Resources

  1. Farmer Grant (Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)- for commercial producers who have an innovative idea they want to test using a field trial, on-farm demonstration, marketing initiative, or other technique.  (Up to $15,000/grant, opens Fall 2019)
  2. Graduate Student Grant (Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)- for graduate students who are researching topics in sustainable agriculture that will serve the interests of farmers and the greater agricultural community. (Up to $15,000/grant, due May 7, 2019)
  3. Partnership Grant (Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)- for projects conducted by researchers, educators and agricultural service providers working in direct partnership with farmers to encourage design and implementation of innovative solutions to current sustainability challenges or advance sustainable agriculture (Up to $30,000/grant, due April 23, 2019)
  4. Professional Development Grant (Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)- For projects building the skills and knowledge of agricultural service providers related to sustainable farming techniques ($30,000-$150,000/grant, opens Summer 2019)
  5. Research and Education Grant (Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)-For projects conducting research or education activities which benefit farmers and rural communities ($30,000-$200,000/grant, opens Summer 2019)
  6. Research for Novel Approaches Grant (Northeast Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education)-For projects exploring new ways to approach sustainable farming practices, marketing, or other techniques ($30,000-$200,000, opens Summer 2019)
  7. Grow Grant (New England Grassroots Environmental Fund)- For projects expanding established groups working in environmental action ($1,000-$3,500/grant, due September 15, 2019)
  8. Young Leaders Grant (New England Grassroots Environmental Fund)- Supports initiatives that allow young adults (under 25) to design, lead, and engage a community-based environmental effort from inception ($5,000-$7,500/grant, closed for 2019)
  9. Seed Grant (New England Grassroots Environmental Fund)- For new projects starting to work in environmental action or for evolving the scale of an existing project. 

 

Federal Grant Resources

  1. Conservation Innovation Grant (USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service)-For projects developing new conservation technologies for agricultural land or assisting with their adoption
  2. Economic Impact Initiative Grants (USDA Rural Development)-For projects building or developing community resources within the local food system
  3. Farm to School Grant Program (USDA Food and Nutrition Service)-For planning, implementing, supporting, or providing training for farm to school projects
  4. Farmers Market Promotion Program (USDA Agricultural Marketing Service)-For projects creating or developing local food marketing opportunities as with farmers' markets, farm stands, and CSAs
  5. Federal State Marketing Improvement Program (USDA Agricultural Marketing Service)-For projects innovating in the area of local food marketing with the purpose of increasing efficiency
  6. Local Food Promotion Program (USDA Agricultural Marketing Service)-For projects involved in planning for or the implementation of a local or regional food enterprise
  7. Seasonal High Tunnel Initiative (USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service)-For projects by agricultural producers with the goal of extending the season to provide access to local food
  8. Specialty Crop Block Grant Program (USDA Agricultural Marketing Service)-For state agricultural departments looking to fund projects which promote specialty crop production

 

 

Funding Resources